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Crazy Rich Asians, family pressure, Alpha, life pre-history, Wall, the Middle-East divide

Also: sky watching and wondering in Cielo; sympathy for Nico and violence and Mark Wahlberg at Mile 22

Spike Lee takes on the KKK, McQueen reveals a fashion rebel and Summer 1993 offers a rare look at childhood

Also: a woman’s self-discovery in Puzzle, canine antics in Dog Days, creepy chills in The Crescent , and two other films explained but not reviewed

A new tale of Winnie the Pooh, a spy comedy in need of laughs and Scotty’s sordid tales of old Hollywood

Also how Elvis reflects America and what a Surrey filmmaker reveals about China

Impossible Tom Cruise stunts, teen life in Eighth Grade and real journalism in Shock & Awe

Plus class and race issues in Blindspotting, three good ones at the VanCity, and, for the kids, Teen Titans playing around with the movies

Big sequels to Mamma Mia and The Equalizer plus Joaquin Phoenix and Gus Van Sant’s return with Don’t Worry …

More? How about Mary Shelley, who wrote Frankenstein, Arrhythmia, the real Russia, Prodigals, a BC look eastward, and memories of horror with The Accountant of Auschwitz

The Rock to the rescue again, brothers separated at birth and Whitney Houston’s wild life

Also Drac and family go on vacation, Mexican migrants make the best of it in New York, a telemarketer learns power selling, a teen fights depression and one man’s ideas to change soccer

Silly fun with Ant-Man; off-the grid emotions in Leave No Trace and a quirky feminist western

Also two of the best of Hot Docs: one placid, idyllic; the other harsh and angry and a pot-fuelled trip starring Christopher Plummer

American Animals, a fine heist movie, Sicario 2, evil on the Mexican border, and Hearts Beat Loud, amiable

Also: visit a fashion icon, an anime rarity, basketball stars as actors, a creepy Canadian thriller and a post-Holocaust story told with humor and chutzpah

More stomping from the Jurassic dinosaurs, a hopeful essay on climate change and real work observed

Also: Bono’s daughter and a Vancouver up and comer portray a married couple going wrong

Incredible superhero home life, remembering Mr. Rogers and a teenager’s rule-choked Iran

Also a best-selling mystery from Italy and the return of blaxploitation with Superfly
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